People across the UK are being targeted by scam SMS text messages linked to the government’s Covid-19 coronavirus contact-tracing app, even though the app itself is only officially available to testers on the Isle of Wight.
This is according to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), which has issued a warning about the fraudulent texts.
The organisation’s lead officer, Katherine Hart, told the BBC she had received such a phishing text herself, and said that people all over the country had reported getting them.
“We have witnessed a surge in Covid-19-related scams since lockdown began. This evidence is yet